Author: Matthew C. Funk

Criminal Complex Interview: Tom Pluck Will See You In Hell, Evildoers

Thomas “Tommy Salami” Pluck hit the hardboiled fiction scene online like a Tasmanian Devil a couple of years back, taking…

The Evolution of the Serial Killer

America has always been crazy about serial killers. They’re our homegrown werewolves. They click with the fast-food car culture that…

Ripped From The Pages Cinema Roundup – REACHER, ALEX CROSS, PARKER

You know how it goes with the collective consciousness in Tinseltown. An executive is sitting around the 6th Street Cafe…

Cult Film Cult Crimes – Rob Zombie and THE LORDS OF SALEM

Somewhere on the fringe of mainstream film, there’s a frenzied community of artists who illustrate an elemental aspect of crime….

The Crooked Path Of David Ayer To END OF WATCH

I first heard about David Ayer when my family insisted that I not see his film. This was back in…

Mae Catt – She Likes To Watch Monsters And Men

On the occasion of the Emmys’ passing, let’s take a step outside the spotlight. I want to lead you to…

Capitol Crimes – Election Season Crime Media

What’s the most a criminal’s ever taken from you? Many of you just answered “none” or “not much, but that…

To Ride Or Not To Ride – SAMCRO & Formulas For The Perfect Crime Story

Much like most of the civilized world, I knew what yesterday meant: The premiere of Sons of Anarchy, Season 5….

R.J. Ellory, Award-Winning Sock-Puppeteer, and the History of Black Hat Reviewing

Take an inside line from a pro marketer: All marketing is a scam. That isn’t to say there’s no truth…

Pizza Bomber Mythology and True Crime Film

To paraphrase the great Michael Keaton, “You want to get nuts, Crime Heads? Let’s get nuts.” By which I mean,…

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